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The Rhetorical Genius of Muhammad Ali

Manner of Speaking

The world has lost a legend. A boxing legend, a sporting legend, a human legend. Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali gained worldwide attention in 1960 when, at the age … Continue reading → Rhetoric Antimetabole Asyndeton metaphor Muhammad Ali Polysyndeton public speaking rhetoric

Why you need a story for your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

How do you persuade people to implement your training, buy from you, or approve your proposal? Yes, you need a good “offer,” whether that offer is to help trainees perform better, improve client’s results, or get more done with less money. But a good offer isn’t enough.

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Announcing: A Conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As the U.S. Election Season heads into the final stretch, the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable is pleased to announce a timely conversation with renowned author, speechwriter and pundit, Bob Lehrman.

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Famous Speech Friday: Stanford rape victim's statement to her rapist

The Eloquent Woman

This week, our famous speech by a woman can't be shown on video or heard on audio in its original delivery. Her name isn't attached to it, for her privacy. Yet it's been read and heard by millions, and has moved millions, in just a few days.

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The Rhetorical Genius of Muhammad Ali

Manner of Speaking

The world has lost a legend. A boxing legend, a sporting legend, a human legend. Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali gained worldwide attention in 1960 when, at the age … Continue reading → Rhetoric Antimetabole Asyndeton metaphor Muhammad Ali Polysyndeton public speaking rhetoric

My First Year – From Intern to Duartian

Duarte Blog

Presentation design? What does that even mean? These were my initial thoughts as I walked into the shop that would soon become my first job out of college and the start of my professional design career.

Elizabeth Holmes - You oughta be in pictures.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Theranos is not dead. And may never die, since superlawyer David Boies is on its board and "advising" its founder Elizabeth Holmes. Yet, a film is planned about the rise and fall of Holmes. As   Fortune   reports it will be done by Gary Sanchez Production.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 236) – Luis von Ahn

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“I was being unclear about what I was saying and I did not fully understand what I was trying to explain to [my PhD supervisor]. He would drill deeper and deeper and deeper until I realized that there was something that I … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Duolingo Luis von Ahn public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes simplicity

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4 Marketing Essentials to Ensure Your Positioning Isn’t Costing You Gigs

Speaker Launcher

I have clients who are successful not because of their marketing, but in spite of it. The crazy thing is that even though they are positioning themselves as speakers rather than experts, and they lack a strong promise statement on their website (which is cluttered and unclear) they still get business. Guess what. They are […]. The post 4 Marketing Essentials to Ensure Your Positioning Isn’t Costing You Gigs appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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David Letterman aka Santa = Perfect Role Model for How To Retire Right

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this interview , David Letterman aka Santa, bares his soul. As much as this ironic creature can. What was highly visible is the Santa beard he now sports. Among his disclosures is he wishes he hadn't given up so much of his life for his career on late night television.

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6 myths about slides that are holding you back as a speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Many presenters believe in a mythology about slides that's so strong, it's hard to shake. The result? Audiences all over the world are experiencing what's commonly known as "death by PowerPoint," although it can happen with any slide software.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 236) – Luis von Ahn

Manner of Speaking

“I was being unclear about what I was saying and I did not fully understand what I was trying to explain to [my PhD supervisor]. He would drill deeper and deeper and deeper until I realized that there was something that I … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Duolingo Luis von Ahn public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes simplicity

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Top writers discuss the future of public health

Joan Detz Speaker Services

What’s Next? The Future of Public Health Bold thinking. Provocative discussions. Future visions. Join us for a remarkable live webcast June 9, 2016 for What’s Next? The Future of Public Health as three of the nation’s leading writers explore what’s ahead in pandemics, social justice and other critical issues that will shape human health in the […]. News, events, and awards

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Now This: Nick Denton wants to sue Peter Thiel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nick Denton, founder of Gawker, has been a busy guy. Today, his  baby filed for bankruptcy. And also, as BusinessInsider r eports, he is considering suing Peter Thiel. As the world knows Thiel is the tech billionaire who ponied up $10 million to finance the litigation "Hogan v. Gawker."

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Gawker's Filing Bankruptcy - What to make of this

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bloomberg Business dutifully reported that Gawker has filed for bankruptcy. But what should we make of that? This could be another crafty move by Gawker founder Nick Denton to save what he can of the wealth of his empire. Gawker is being put up for auction.

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P&G - The Company which Invented Brand Management Has Irrelevant Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

P&G has been a non-performer for a while. And, Jennifer Reingold in Fortune explains how it's trying to get its mojo back. In essence, the company which invented brand management in the 1930s has mostly irrelevant brands.

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Dr. Nikki Paterson - Yes, Women Still Die In Childbirth

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in more socially stable times, marriage was risky for females. The peril was not that the husband would abandon the wife. No, it was the possibility of dying in childbirth. And that remains a danger in these more medically sophisticated times.

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Brock Turner Blames Alcohol - Maybe He's Right

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The horror of the young girl raped beyond a dumpster and her rapist Brock Turner losing everything (his supporters are now abandoning him) might not have happened without alcohol. Both were intoxicated. In the letter he read in court at his sentencing, Turner blamed alcohol, report the Daily Mail.

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Ellen Pao - She's back, dishing the dirt in a book, and watchers wonder if this is rebranding or kiss of death

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It didn't take long for fallen tech player Ellen Pao to rebrand. Or try to. That was after she lost her gender lawsuit "Pao v. Kleiner Perkins." " The first step in the rebranding process was launching an initiative to help tech companies be more inclusive in hiring.

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Blurring of Public Relations and Marketing Communications - Marcom Has Upper Hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Surveys. Expert insight from thought leaders. Word of mouth from colleagues. Sure, all of that is useful in helping us develop new business, hold on to that piece of the action, and leverage it to get new accounts.

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The First Female President in the U.S. - Millennials Shrug

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She could do it. Uber politico Hillary Clinton could make it to the White House. That means the U.S. would have our first female president.    But, notes Molly Roberts in The Washington Pos t, Millennials yawn. That possibility just doesn't register big time with them.

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A President Hillary - The Jones Day Brand Could Become Cartoonish

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There had been so much baggage. The unlikability. And the Trump disruption. Many considered Hillary Clinton as finished. Good riddance. That would be the end of yet another political dynasty. From the get-go, that is the days of the Adams family, those political royals had been obnoxious.

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Ralph Lauren Closing 50 Stores, Laying Off 8% of Employees - Brands In Peril (Yours May Be Among Them)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elite brand Ralph Lauren seemed untouchable. Whatever the social event, it was the clothing brand we could trust. Wearing it was mistake-proof. Also, we basked in the aura of its prestige. That was then.

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Branding - When Yours Is Dying, Become CMO of Your Own Rebranding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You could be the chief executive of a company like Burberry. He, Christopher Bailey, just received a 75% pay cut. Or you could be an on-demand-economy player like myself. In the past five years I only ghostwrote three print books. At one time I ghostwrote two annually.

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Publishing Book As Content Marketing - The Amazon Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amazon, which posts sales figures even pre-publication, has changed this game: publishing a book as content marketing. Lousy sales figures position and package not only your book but your professional branding as alleged failure.

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Sally Conroy Fullman & Other Google Ghosts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sally Conroy Fullman shouldn't have the status of "ghost," That is, an entity from the past we hoped we had bid good riddance to but has popped back and said, "BOO!" " Sally Conroy Fullman should have been successfully purged from my neural database.

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Beth Laitkep - Every single mother's fear

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Beth Laitkep was losing the struggle with breast cancer. It wasn't death she feared. The mental agony came from the question: When she died, who would take care of her six children and keep them together? As The Washington Post reports, so far so good.

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"Crooked Hillary" and "Hillary the Thief"- Nicknaming is play from old neighborhood

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There really was "the old neighborhood." " And for those of us who grew up in one of those, Donald Trump seems our long-long buddy. His rhetoric brings us back to a more simple and happy time.

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Editorial versus Ad Copy - Why Don Draper ("Mad Men") Never Longed to Switch to Penning Prose

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For about 10 hours I struggled to research, conduct interviews for, and write an article on divorce for publication. Here you can read it. The psychic satisfaction, as every journalist knows, was profound. The compensation, though, was $150.00. Since the billing was through Upwork, $15.00

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Gawker the Company Valuable for Ecommerce

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If Ziff-Davis buys Gawker the company, the high-profile content/commenting gossip site Gawker could disappear. That's not where the real money is. In fact, had Gawker founder Nick Denton and his merry band of mischief makers invested less attention in Gawker and more in ecommerce, they might have prevented "Hogan v. Gawker" and been billionaires today. Instead the company is bankrupt and Denton has put his Soho apartment up for rent for $15K a month.

How to make money writing speeches: ASJA “Shop Talk” on June 15

Joan Detz Speaker Services

What questions should you ask to build your speechwriting career? I’ll address speechwriting topics during the June 15th “Shop Talk”, a monthly webcast sponsored by the American Society of Journalists and Authors – hosted by Sandra Beckwith. If you’ve ever wondered about any of the following questions, participate on 6/15 and get answers: How can I […].

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